News & Announcements:
OIPC Workshop at The Wilds
Friday, October 31, 2014
OIPC is pleased to present this informative workshop in conjunction with The Wilds. The tentative Agenda and Flyer with additional information are now available. Directions to the Wilds Conservation Science Training Center Here.
Announcing the OIPC T-shirt Design Competition
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, OIPC will be selling T-shirts that spread the word about invasive plants. The OIPC Board is seeking the help of artists, graphic designers, students, and other talented individuals to develop a t-shirt design that incites interest and motivates action. DEADLINE FOR DESIGN SUBMISSION IS
Ohio Invasive Plants Council
* Specific Steps in Assessment
* Policies and Procedures
* Summary of Results
* Schedule of Plants to be Assessed
Help Support the Ohio Invasive Plants Council
Your contribution will help support our outreach programs as well as the efforts being made to research sources in order to properly assess species as part of the Invasive Plant Assessment Protocol. In addition, OIPC sponsors a competitive Small Grants Program to financially assist students pursuing research concerning Ohio invasive plant problems. OIPC is operated by a Board of volunteers and is a 501(c)3 organization so your donations are tax-deductible.
Research Needs Identified
Announcing the 2014 OIPC Grant Program
EDDMapS Smart Phone App and document any kudzu found growing in Ohio. For the latest news and information concerning kudzu in Ohio, see the News article "Plant That Ate the South Is Here:Poster Tells Public to Watch Out for Kudzu" or request the new kudzu awareness poster from the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Legislative Update
A bill to grant the Director of Agriculture exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species in Ohio that was introduced by Senator Gale Manning, was signed by Governor Kasich on June 5, 2014. The text of this bill, Ohio Senate Bill 192|2013-2014|130th General Assembly, can be found via this link.
OIPC Newsletter - August 2014
Use this link to view our new Quarterly Newsletter
Contribute to OIPC every time you shop at Kroger
OIPC has joined the Kroger Community Rewards Program. This means that Kroger makes a quarterly donation to OIPC in proportion to our member' expenditures at their stores. To participate, use your existing Kroger Plus Card or get a new card at any Kroger store. With your card number at hand, either create an account or sign in to your existing account at www.kroger.com/communityrewards . To designate OIPC as the recipient organization, enter NPO number 23916, or select Ohio Invasive Plants Council from the list of organizations. After you confirm that OIPC appears on the right side of your information page, every swipe of your card will generate some revenue for OIPC to use for education, outreach and assessment! Thanks!
September 4, 2014- "Invasive Plants Meeting, co-sponsored by Great Parks of Hamilton County, Ohio Invasive Plants Council, and Green Umbrella, held at Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods Park, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241 See the Flyer and Agenda for more information.
July 25, 2014- "Ohio's Non-native Species: ID and Control Options" held in Wapakoneta, Ohio, by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program.
May 21, 2014- "So You Know You Have Invasive Plants, Now What?" held at Hocking Hills State Park, OH. See Past Events page for more information.
April 12, 2014- "Wildlife Habitat Workshop - Woodlands Part1" held in Clayton, OH.
December 11-12, 2013- "Symposium on Invasive Plants in the Midwest" held in Columbus, OH. (click link for Proceedings and Presentations)
November 2, 2013 - "Green Gala 2013" held at COSI, Columbus, OH. (see link).
April 23, 2013 - "Hydrilla Workshop:Early Detection and Rapid Response in the Lake Erie Watershed" held at North Chagrin Nature Center, Willoughby, OH.
March 14, 2013 - "Invasive Species Seminar" held at Medina University Center.